The Ohio Invasive Plants Council is a coalition of agencies, organizations, and individuals throughout Ohio concerned about the introduction, spread, and control of invasive, non-native plants in Ohio's natural habitats. OIPC promotes public awareness of invasive species issues and encourages land management and research to detect invasive species and prevent new invasions into natural ecosystems. OIPC was formed as a 501(c)(3)not-for-profit organization in 2005 as a result of efforts in the late 1990's to improve awareness of the threats of invasive plants.
OIPC Fact Sheets Now Available
18 Fact Sheets available for download and printing
Format of the Fact Sheets - The 18 Fact Sheets describe the most invasive, non-native plants which impact and degrade Ohio's natural areas or habitats. They provide general information regarding the species' description, distribution, habitat, invasive characteristics, and recommended control methods. (read more)...
Ohio Invasive Plants Council
Press Release January 19, 2013
CINCINNATI, OH - A first-time science-based effort is underway to identify invasive plants from other regions and reduce their impact on natural areas in Ohio, according to the Ohio Invasive Plants Council (OIPC).
April 23, 2013 - "Hydrilla Workshop:Early Detection and Rapid Response in the Lake Erie Watershed" held at North Chagrin Nature Center, Willoughby, OH. (see flyer).
March 14, 2013 - "Invasive Species Seminar" held at Medina University Center. (see flyer).
February 21, 2013 - OIPC 2013 Research Conference, "Strengthening the Bridge between Research and Management" held in Columbus, Ohio. (see flyer).
April 26, 2012 - OIPC held a free workshop on Aliens Among Us: An Introduction to Invasive Plants in Ohio" at Dawes Arboretum (see flyer).